whelps

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whelp \Whelp\, noun [AS. hwelp; akin to D. welp, G. & OHG. welf, Icel. hvelpr, Dan. hvalp, Sw. valp.]

1. One of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub; as, a lion's whelps. "A bear robbed of her whelps." --2 Sam. xvii. 8.

2. A child; a youth; -- jocosely or in contempt.

That awkward whelp with his money bags would have made his entrance. --Addison.

3. (Naut.) One of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the barrel of a capstan or a windless; -- usually in the plural; as, the whelps of a windlass.

4. One of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whelp \Whelp\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Whelped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whelping}.] To bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whelp \Whelp\, verb (used with an object) To bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to.

Unless she had whelped it herself, she could not have loved a thing better. --B. Jonson.

Did thy foul fancy whelp so black a scheme? --Young.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

whelp

noun

1: young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf [syn: {pup}, {whelp}]

verb

1: birth; "the dog whelped" [syn: {whelp}, {pup}]


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